Tag Archives: COR

By Melany Gardner
Mar 27, 2017

How to Get Online BSA Registration Set Up for Your Ward

Online registration is finally here and open to everyone! Beginning immediately, the traditional paper registration is being supplanted by an easy-to-use, paperless online registration process – for both youth and adults. To begin using online applications, every unit and ward must get take a few steps to get set up with the new system. If […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 02, 2015

A Closer Look at the New LDS Scouting Handbook—Part 1

This post is part 1 in a series of 3. See part two here. Tried and true, the LDS Scouting Handbook has helped church leaders know the policies and procedures for their faith in the use of Scouting for decades. From the Handbook itself: “This handbook outlines guidelines and policies relating to Scouting programs in […]

By Melany Gardner
May 22, 2015

Rights of the Chartered Organization central in Gates’ speech at National Meeting

The National President of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Robert Gates, spoke Thursday at the National Annual Meeting on possible policy changes regarding BSA membership standards which resulted in a mix of emotions and media coverage across the country. Watch or read the full speech HERE. Many of the news sources focused on Gates’ comments on […]

By Mat Greenfield
Aug 22, 2013

The Important Role of the COR

In the BSA handbook, the COR is characterized as being “the head of the Scouting department… responsible for the success of its Scouting units.” This mandate clearly extends beyond completing paperwork and collecting FOS money. In fact, the COR’s role is so important, that it cannot be abdicated to anyone else, and the absence of a committed COR […]